John Niedzwiecki (Biology) recently hosted a series of seminars for the zookeepers at The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. The goal of the seminars was to introduce the zookeepers to behavioral research techniques and the basics of experimental design so that they might be able to employ the techniques with the animals they work with at the zoo. The Nashville Zoo is growing and is looking to take on an increasing role in zoo animal research. The zookeepers will be conducting small test projects this spring and summer based on these seminars and hope to soon gear up for larger projects. Dr. Niedzwiecki also uses the zoo animals, with the assistance of their keepers, for research projects in his Animal Behavior Class.
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